Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weekend Cooking;The yumminess that is Bread Pudding w/ Whiskey Sauce

Teenage Son wrapped in new quilt  made by
amazingly talented mother-in-law!  
This is one of my husband's favorite desserts and so I whipped it up to celebrate our anniversary.  I like bread pudding but the pull for me is the sauce!  This recipe is from an old Vegetarian Times (Feb, 2009) and its been written in my favorite recipes book ever since.

(Image from VT)
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

3 large eggs
2 egg whites
1 cup skim milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
5 cups cubed day old whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1/2 in-cubes
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Whisk together first 7 ingredients.  Fold in cubed bread, raisins and cranberries.  Let stand 5 minutes for bread to absorb custard.  Set oven to 350 degrees.  Coat 9-in square baking pan with spray and spread bread  mixture into pan.  Bake 35-40 minutes until no egg mixture is bubbling up.  

Whiskey Sauce:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup whiskey

Add water and brown sugar to small saucepan.  Bring to a boil on med-high and let boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add whiskey.  Boil 2 more minutes and then transfer to small pitcher.  Let cool just a bit and serve warm over individual bowls of bread pudding.  Add flavored whipped cream to top of bowl.

This is such an easy recipe for the delicious "ooohs" and "aahhhs" you will get when you serve it!
Weekend Cooking is a regular meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads-click to her link to find many more food-related posts and recipes.

Happy Cooking!!


11 comments:

Joy Weese Moll said...

That sounds delicious! I love how the cranberries and raisins look on it.

Beth F said...

There is little I like better than bread pudding. And this one with maple and whiskey, raisins and craisins sounds wonderful. I cannot wait for cooler weather so I can try this.

TheBookGirl said...

I love bread pudding but have never had a recipe that I really liked. I am excited to try this one come the fall :)

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

LOVE bread pudding, but with vanilla sauce! So good and comforting!

Alex said...

I love bread pudding in any way, shape or form. Thanks for this new (to me) variation. I will definitely have to try this.

Nan said...

I like bread pudding no matter what the recipe! Not with whisky sauce though. :<) I like food and I like cocktails but I don't like mixing the them.

Heather said...

I love bread pudding, specially when it is made with raisin bread, and one time I was lucky and had a cranberry orange bread. NOw that was heavenly.

Col (Col Reads) said...

Wow, I love bread pudding -- but the whiskey sauce must rock it. I can't wait to try this!

Col (Col Reads) said...

Wow, I love bread pudding -- but the whiskey sauce must rock it. I can't wait to try this!

girlichef said...

This bread pudding looks fantastic...and anytime the word Whiskey is involved in food (okay, sometimes in a glass, as well), you can count me in. This is such a pan of comfort =)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Perfect for a fall morning :)